Bruce McCandless, USN

Born  12 Aug 1911Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Died  24 Jan 1968(56)Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA


2 Jun 1932 Ens.
2 Jun 1935 Lt.(jg)
1 Nov 1939 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.
1 Jan 1951 Capt.
1 Sep 1952 R.Adm.(Retd.)

Retired: 1 Sep 1952


13 Nov 1942 Medal of Honor

Warship Commands listed for Bruce McCandless, USN

USS Gregory (ii) (DD 802)T/Cdr.Destroyer29 Jul 19449 Oct 1945

Career information

During the naval battle of Guadalcanal on 13 Nov 1942 the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco was hit and its captain, Captain Cassin Young, was killed along with all officers and Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan commanding the US forces. Lt.Cdr. McCandless was the only surviving officer and assumed command of the ship for the rest of the battle.

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